Category Archives: Women and Abortion Regret

Abortion worker: women’s tears may be from physical pain

From a reporter who interviewed abortion doulas, abortion doulas work in clinics and help comfort women as they kill their babies: “Vicki Bloom, who does birth and abortion work in New York, told me that … seeing tears on the table … Continue reading

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Pro-choice writer: women’s initial response to abortion may not reflect her later response

Pro-choice writer Cara J. Marianna interviewed women who had abortions. She found that the way a woman initially felt right after her abortion did not always reflect how she would feel about her abortion months or years later. She says: … Continue reading

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Women who abort don’t have “socially sanctioned” way to mourn

From pro-choice author Cara J. Marianna, who interviewed post-abortion women and listened to their stories: “There is an unspoken social agreement that abortion, however necessary, is an abomination, and pregnant women must be protected from it. Part of the grief that … Continue reading

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Professional counselors fail to help post-abortion woman

One woman tells her abortion story, and writes about how mainstream mental health professionals failed to help her: “After the abortion I woke up and was staring at a brick wall. I had never felt so dirty and disgusted with … Continue reading

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Therapist fails to help woman’s post-abortion mourning

A therapist told a woman suffering from abortion regret that her abortion was the right decision, but this failed to resolve the woman’s grief. The post-abortion woman said:  “I saw for a short time a therapist who tried to tell … Continue reading

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Teenage girls have nightmares after their abortions

From a therapist who works with postabortion women: “I have encountered young women (as young as 14 and 16 years of age) who are drinking and drug taking in order to sleep without nightmares, and without hearing the baby’s voice … Continue reading

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Pro-Choice activists feared negative abortion stories

Exhale is a pro-choice group that helps women who suffer from post-abortion trauma. Unlike pro-life organizations, Exhale validates women’s choices to have abortions and takes the view that abortion is moral. Exhale was founded because pro-choice people could no longer ignore … Continue reading

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Pro-Choice, post-abortive woman claims abortion is “traumatic”

From one woman who had an abortion: “I still defend the right to choice. But I also expect, or want, people who have abortions to get counseling. Because, I think it is very traumatic.” Cara J. Marianna Abortion: A Collective Story (Westport, … Continue reading

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Article in medical journal: abortion triggers obsessive-compulsive disorder

Author Curt Young summarizes a case profiled in  the American Journal of Psychotherapy about a woman whose mental illness was greatly exacerbated by her abortion: “[The article] recounted the story of a 19-year old woman whose abortion was recommended by a psychiatrist as … Continue reading

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Woman brings gifts for her abortionist

One woman who had an abortion developed a strange obsession with the doctor who performed it. Even though she was not his patient and had never seen him before, she began to take him lunch and buy him gifts.  Her actions … Continue reading

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